Everett Lilly and the Lilly Mountaineers performing at the 2009 Vandalia Gathering
|Genre||Bluegrass music, Old-time music|
|Dates||Memorial Day weekend in May|
|Location(s)||Charleston, West Virginia, United States|
The Vandalia Gathering is a popular festival devoted to old-time and bluegrass music, as well as related arts such as dance, quilt making, and cooking, which takes place each summer on the state capitol grounds in Charleston, West Virginia, United States. It was established in 1977. It is held on Memorial Day weekend in May. The festival features solo competitions, whose winners are awarded cash prizes.
The Vandalia Award is an honor given by the West Virginia Division of Culture and History to recognize individuals "for their lifetime contribution to West Virginia and its traditional culture". The annual Vandalia Award ceremony occurs at the start of summer and typically on Memorial Day weekend, and held at the Cultural Center theater.
|1981||Wine, MelvinMelvin Wine|
|1984||Aunt Jenny Wilson|
|1988||Carpenter, ErnieErnie Carpenter|
|1999||Rush and Ruby Butcher|
|2005||McCumbers, LesterLester McCumbers|
|2009||Lilly, EverettEverett Lilly|
|2011||Griffin, BuddyBuddy Griffin|
|2012||The Bing Brothers|
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